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Global supply chain disruptions have forced businesses to review their supply chains and existing contingency plans to meet the demands of Covid-19 while planning for recovery. In this webinar, we will discuss practical crisis management strategies and real-life examples of organisations that have taken steps to mitigate supply chain risk and deal with the crisis. We will cover: 

  • Building your journey to Business Continuity Planning 
  • Business Continuity vs Crisis Management - what steps should businesses take while planning for recovery 
  • Best practices and strategies to build resilience into your supply chains now and for the future 
  • Case studies: learn how the Association of Labour Providers is supporting sectors impacted by Covid-19 and how Bouygues Energies and Services have applied a business continuity program to sustain operations across their supply chain. 

This webinar has been organised in conjunction with Avetta. Avetta helps the world's top organisations minimise risk within their supply chains. You can find out more about Avetta here

Thursday, 16 April, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:00
Mike Ford - Global Expert EHS and Sustainability, Avetta.

Mike became exposed to supply chains when he first started in the area of health and safety management 25 years ago. After working as Head of Health and Safety on some of the largest metro projects in Europe with responsibility for pre-qualifying and monitoring direct and in-direct supply chain risk he diversified into the development and delivery of ethical supply chain programmes. With more than 15 years' experience of developing and implementing global supplier evaluations programmes in developed and emerging economies such as Africa, Asia and throughout Europe he has worked with many major brands helping to define their procurement and compliance requirements focusing on contractors. Mike has a Master's degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management and a Master's Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management and is a member of IIRSM and CIPS. 

Karla Gahan - Senior Manager - Risk Advisory & Analytics, Barnett Waddingham

Karla is a risk, business continuity and crisis management specialist. Throughout her career, Karla has dealt with complex subjects that can challenge people's core beliefs and behaviours, such as responding to a global cyber attack, terrorist attacks in various jurisdictions, as well as localised emergencies. 

Applying experiential and commercial knowledge and understanding how people might behave in such extreme circumstances has been invaluable to responding to such incidents. Karla believes that identifying and understanding complex interrelationships between various risks is essential to an effective enterprise-wide approach to risk management in a global business environment. Karla has previously held roles in knowledge management, compliance and communications. She is a Fellow of the IIRSM, an Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI), a Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management (CMIRM) and a Member of Airmic and Parima. 

David Camp - Chief Executive, Association of Labour Providers and Chief Executive, allianceHR

David is Chief Executive of the Association of Labour Providers, a trade association promoting responsible recruitment in the UK consumer goods supply chain and Chief Executive of allianceHR, a not for profit/ profit with purpose consultancy delivering collaborative programmes to drive systemic human rights improvements in global supply chains across: 

Modern Slavery - Stronger Together, a multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative supporting organisations to tackle modern slavery within their businesses and supply chains. 

Labour Standards - Fast Forward, a next generation audit and improvement programme to uncover hidden exploitation and drive collaborative continuous improvement in all labour standards in supply chains. 

Responsible recruitment - Responsible Recruitment Toolkit, a one-stop capacity building online toolkit to support supply chains to embed responsible recruitment management systems verified by Clearview, a global recruitment certification scheme for labour providers. 

David received the 2018 Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the fight against Modern Slavery. 

Amelle Mestari - Director of Procurement, Bouygues Energies & Services (UK)

Amelle is a Procurement Director with a team of 17 procurement professionals covering indirect purchasing, total FM, energy and project works nationally. She is currently working on several major projects including digitalisation of procurement processes. Her biggest career success is working her way up from receptionist to Procurement head, demonstrating that motivated people from all backgrounds can make it with the right amount of determination, talent and leadership - something she has promoted passionately in her company. She sees increased supply chain early engagement and collaboration as the biggest opportunity in Procurement to deliver more value within the business.